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  • Research Report

City leaders are responding to the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge by tackling the disparities that face our nation’s boys and men of color (BMoC). REAL’s report “The City Leader’s Compass to the My Brother’s Keeper Landscape, highlights…

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MBK Picture
  • CitiesSpeak

The National League of Cities celebrates the growing diversity of America’s cities and towns. That’s why NLC and its Constituency Groups created the City Cultural Diversity Awards: to recognize the communities across the country that are creating…

A diverse group of people volunteering.
A diverse group of people volunteering.
  • CitiesSpeak

Proposals to capture one of the most coveted economic development deals in history — Amazon’s second headquarters, or HQ2 — are due. While some cities (here and here) have not been swayed to join the hunt, there are no doubt hundreds of…

Greektown
Greektown
  • CitiesSpeak

New research shows cities that prioritize the maintenance of public spaces and community assets are more likely to inspire civic trust, stewardship and participation in public life. Here are three key findings — and…

photo - Foundations of Civic Health: Neighborhood Order (and Disorder)
photo - Foundations of Civic Health: Neighborhood Order (and Disorder)
  • CitiesSpeak

The 2017 summit centered around how to finance resilient infrastructure and implement actions to build more resilient communities. Here are four key takeaways.

This post was co-authored by Katharine Burgess,…

photo - Planning a More Resilient Future: Four Takeaways From the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit
photo - Planning a More Resilient Future: Four Takeaways From the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit
  • CitiesSpeak

All cities have blighted neighborhoods with potential that simply need a little sun and water to grow, and it’s micro-level community efforts that constitute that nourishment. Guest author Jack Calhoun shares an…

photo - Hope Is a Vineyard
photo - Hope Is a Vineyard
  • CitiesSpeak

Groundbreaking research shows how the design and maintenance of public spaces
can directly impact our civic health.

This is a guest post by Suzanne Nienaber.

The Assembly Civic Engagement Survey…
photo - Five Ways to Promote Civic Health Through Community Design
photo - Five Ways to Promote Civic Health Through Community Design
  • CitiesSpeak

With a booming population representative of a wide variety of cultures, the town of Morrisville, North Carolina, has found that its East Meets West festival not only celebrates its diverse residents but serves as a…

photo - How One Small Town in North Carolina Celebrates Cultural Diversity
photo - How One Small Town in North Carolina Celebrates Cultural Diversity
  • CitiesSpeak

The arts and culture sector can have a larger impact on your city’s economy (in terms of GDP) than other industries like tourism and transportation — but city leaders often don’t recognize the economic value and impact…

photo - 8 Ways the Arts Can Boost Your Local Economy & Strengthen Your Community
photo - 8 Ways the Arts Can Boost Your Local Economy & Strengthen Your Community
  • CitiesSpeak

Supporting arts and culture initiatives like the Fair Saturday movement allows your city to take advantage of a $730 billion industry that creates strong, vibrant communities, employs local workers, attracts tourism, and…

photo - Why You Should Start Planning "Fair Saturday" in Your City
photo - Why You Should Start Planning "Fair Saturday" in Your City